Nightmare for Everton: Ten players out v West Ham

Everton Unsworth

Everton v West Ham

There’s an enormous match scheduled for Goodison Park on Wednesday night.

Everton host West Ham in what can only be described as a relegation six-pointer.

Everton and West Ham are fighting it out to be the worst team in the Premier League this season.

Fans of the Toffees will believe their side are winning that race. On Sunday they were thrashed 4-1 at Southampton as David Unsworth’s misery continued in the dugout.

Everton have now conceded nine goals in two matches. Perhaps even more worrying than that, they’ve let in at least two goals in their last nine games.

As for West Ham, a 1-1 draw against Leicester on Friday night was small improvement.

David Moyes is still searching for his first Hammers win.

West Ham are third bottom of the division. Everton are two points above them, fifth from bottom.

Two new Everton injuries before West Ham

Not only did Everton lose points and pride at Southampton, they also lost two key players at the back.

Leighton Baines was subbed out the game midway through the first half. He was replaced by the hapless Ashley Williams.

With 15 minutes left against Southampton, Michael Keane was also replaced by Nikola Vlasic.

After the match Unsworth confirmed both Baines and Keane suffered setbacks.

Baines has a calf injury which will likely see him miss the West Ham game. As for Keane, he’s being checked for concussion. That could mean the centre-half is sidelined for at least a week.

Everton’s injury crisis

Adding Baines and Keane to the mix, Everton have a staggering ten player out right now.

Those absentees include Ramiro Funes Mori (knee), Seamus Coleman (calf), Yannick Bolasie (knee), Maarten Stekelenburg (hip), Ross Barkley (thigh), James McCarthy (thigh) and Oumar Niasse (suspended).

Elsewhere, Mason Holgate is nursing a groin problem.

The only upside is that Tom Davies will return against Everton from a one match ban.

Also see: Everton fans blame everyone after Southampton shambles.

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